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Sociology

Sociology is a study of social beings. It is a social science that uses various methods of empirical investigation and critical analysis to develop a body of knowledge about social order, acceptance, and change. Many sociologists aim to conduct research that may be applied directly to social policy and welfare, while others focus primarily on refining the theoretical understanding of social processes. Subject matter ranges from the micro-sociology level of individual agency and interaction to the macro level of systems and the social structure.

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In my high school, we have a "Cultural Diversity" class, and once a year each student in the class has to dress up as a different social archetype. While I have never taken the class myself, I watch people every year as they dress up in the most stereotypical way possible to gauge the reactions of their peers. This post reminds me of those students, but her experiment is much more effective at demonstrating the effects of stereotypes. I think everyone should read this article if not just to get a better understanding of how much a social archetype can make a difference.

Contributed by Cheyenne Baker

In my high school, we have a "Cultural Diversity" class, and once a year each student in the class has to dress up as a different social archetype. While I have never taken the class myself, I watch people every year as they dress up in the most stereotypical way possible to gauge the reactions of their peers. This post reminds me of those students, but her experiment is much more effective at demonstrating the effects of stereotypes. I think everyone should read this article if not just to get a better understanding of how much a social archetype can make a difference.

Contributed by Cheyenne Baker

Collective behavior is a term which refers to social processes and events which do not reflect existing social structure. Social structure is a repeated pattern of an individual that has been accepted as a norm in a particular environment such as a city. What makes collective behavior different from social structure is that it emerges in a "spontaneous" way. Collective behavior might also be defined as action which is neither conforming nor deviant to a particular behavior. Collective behavior, a third form of action, takes place when norms are absent or unclear. Here I have attached a video that I believe paints a clearer picture.

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